5 star show 3 star mix still a must have.
First let me say there is three minutes and fifty one seconds of FEEDBACK performed live. That in and of it's self warrants the download, if you've ever been there you know what I am talking about.
About the rest:
I always liked Pigpen's and TC's organ sounds.
On The Eleven the organ mix is little out front, but hey, it's not bad. 1,2,3-2,2,3,-3,2,3,-1,2.
Sometimes the mixes are screwy, but the playing is not. This recording is a screwy mix recording (SMR) for the first 5 tracks.
Turn On Your Love Light's mix is bass, organ, guitar. Drums and vocals are mixed way in the back till about 1:42
into it. The Organ remains high in the mix. But Jerry's guitar sound is fantastic.
The mix on Dupree's Diamond Blues, Doin' that Rag,Cosmic Charlie is fine (normal)
ALLIGATOR! I love this song. The gongs at the end are cool. Pigpen's vocals are too far back in th mix for me, but the playin' is happening...Jerry and Bob's vocals are mixed so you can hear them fine. Billy and Mickey play their A$$ off. Alligator runnin' around my door....all you need...all you got to have...
Alligator>drums>Alligator>Caution>Feedback>And we bid you good night. WOW! Pigpen singing "And We Bid You Good Night" with the boys.
There is a loud hum early in And We Bid You Good Night, and is cut off before the end of the song.
5 star show, 3 star mix/recording = 4 stars?
Eat, drink be merry and listen to THE GRATEFUL DEAD.
Thanks for the love.